Sunday, September 13, 2015

More Good Advice from St. Augustine:
Love the Creator in the Creature

St. Augustine and the Fire of Wisdom
As I said in a previous post, it has been my habit to read every night before going to bed, and before the Night Prayer, a daily reading from the works of St. Augustine, Augustine Day by Day, compiled by John Rotelle, O.S.A.

The reading for September 12th, "Love the Creator in the Creature", is for those who every once in a while feel the pull of agnostic beliefs that they may have formerly held.



"Now, may our God be our hope.  He Who made all things is better than all things.  He Who made all beautiful things is more beautiful than all of them.   He Who made all mighty things is more mighty than all of them.   He who made all great things is greater than all of them.
Learn to love the Creator in His Creature, and the maker in what He has made."
  Commentary on Psalm 38,9
Thoughts anticipating those of St. Anselm and St. Thomas Aquinas?

Shalom and Happy New Year!
bob k.
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Retired, cranky, old physicist.   Convert to Catholicism in 1995.   Trying to show that there is no contradiction between what science tells us about the world and our Catholic faith.   Intermittent blogs and adult education classes to achieve this end (see http://rationalcatholic.blogspot.com/   and http://home.ptd.net/~rkurland)

Extraordinary Minister of Communion volunteer to federal prison and hospital; lector, EOMC.
Sometime player of bass clarinet, alto clarinet, clarinet, bass, tenor bowed psaltery for parish instrumental group and local folk group.

And, finally, my motivation:
“It is also necessary—may God grant it!—that in providing others with books to read I myself should make progress, and that in trying to answer their questions I myself should find what I am seeking.
Therefore at the command of God our Lord and with his help, I have undertaken not so much to discourse with authority on matters known to me as to know them better by discoursing devoutly of them.”
St. Augustine of Hippo, The Trinity I,8.